Status and future of the River Market area??

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby smh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:35 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
smh wrote:BREAKING: Local Pig to Winslow's space per building permit shared on Twitter by local ragger.


They confirmed it when were in there buying pork chops the other day.


WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL USSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:53 pm

Scooter distraction!

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby rxlexi » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:55 pm

Local Pig to former Winslow's space will surely be a great move for both LP and City Market. Perfect anchor for that corner.

However, it is slightly disappointing that the little sliver of the East Bottoms that was starting to become a niche destination lost one of its primary, long time anchors (Local Pig/Pigwich, Knuckleheads, Rieger). That whole (albeit small) building will be empty after both Urban Provisions and Local Pig have gone...

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby grovester » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:58 pm

Do we know it's a move and not an expansion?

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby smh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:25 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:Scooter distraction!


:lol: :lol:

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby smh » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:25 pm

grovester wrote:Do we know it's a move and not an expansion?


I don't know that--Dave may have additional insight.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby KCPowercat » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:39 pm

Did they confirm what exactly they were doing? Adding location? Moving? Butcher counter and/or pigwich?

I was surprised to find a week old permit hadn't made the public rounds yet....

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby mykn » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:07 pm

KCPowercat wrote:I was surprised to find a week old permit hadn't made the public rounds yet....


fuckin scooters man

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby mgh7676 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:11 pm

From what I've heard, this is a relocation and not an expansion. I hope I'm wrong, as I'll miss the short lived action down in the East Bottoms.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby town cow » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:32 pm

Move, and not expansion.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby DaveKCMO » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:19 pm

town cow wrote:Move, and not expansion.


Confirmed.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby earthling » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 pm

Biz Journal piece on Local Pig move to City Market. KC Soda Co is moving to 421 Main as part of deal.
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ation.html

Would like to see KC Soda setup an old fashion soda fountain counter, which would be a great fit for RM/CM. I've suggested it to them walking in a couple times and got a blank look.
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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby brewcrew1000 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:27 pm

People are already mad about this move saying they will no longer go to Pigwich/Local Pig because of the parking. Freestyle Poke is also having parking issues. I guess people are parking in the lot intended for the building but its only for restaurant patrons till 4pm, after 4 its for residents only so I think some people eating have been getting towed.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby earthling » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:31 pm

^The solution is to get rid of the surface lot, not the restaurants. :) River Market is now one big TOD center. Park in the overflow lots and take streetcar.

But seriously, the Freestyle building lot owner should probably use gated keyfob entry until developed.

Would expect Local Pig traffic to more than triple.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby hartliss » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:23 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:People are already mad about this move saying they will no longer go to Pigwich/Local Pig because of the parking. Freestyle Poke is also having parking issues. I guess people are parking in the lot intended for the building but its only for restaurant patrons till 4pm, after 4 its for residents only so I think some people eating have been getting towed.


There is my daily KC dose of parking envy!

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby tower » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:28 pm

What happened to the city plan to build a giant garage with street level retail between the market and Delaware?

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby geeman68 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:11 pm

earthling wrote:Biz Journal piece on Local Pig move to City Market. KC Soda Co is moving to 421 Main as part of deal.
https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/ ... ation.html

Would like to see KC Soda setup an old fashion soda fountain counter, which would be a great fit for RM/CM. I've suggested it to them walking in a couple times and got a blank look.
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That's an awful move for KCSoda, less space so have to provide less product mix. Less exposure since you have to enter the City Market corridor (interior) to see it rather than the street location it is located. I love the counter idea, they could have vanilla ice cream and make all sorts of floats for counter service but that can't happen in that location. #sad

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby smh » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:01 pm

tower wrote:What happened to the city plan to build a giant garage with street level retail between the market and Delaware?



I believe it died. Hopefully--but what is dead can never truly die. Something like that anyway.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby DaveKCMO » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:25 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:People are already mad about this move saying they will no longer go to Pigwich/Local Pig because of the parking. Freestyle Poke is also having parking issues. I guess people are parking in the lot intended for the building but its only for restaurant patrons till 4pm, after 4 its for residents only so I think some people eating have been getting towed.


Whatever. I bet their sales double within a year.

"Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded."

Freestyle was packed all weekend.

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Re: Status and future of the River Market area??

Postby beautyfromashes » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:48 pm

I agree with the thoughts on Local Pig business booming. It will be packed from open to close and will have to add a second location within a year.


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